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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Available dates

Nov 17—21, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

This course focuses on analytical techniques for water analyses. It will review analytical techniques, their significance and how they can be used to help manage and the water treatment plant operations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Obtain knowledge on water analysis and quality control
  • Implement water analysis and quality control in water treatment plant operations
  • Discuss the different types of water treatment plants
  • Explain the significant parameters or physical parameters including temperature, pH, color chloride content and conductivity
  • Identify solid measurement and field measurement
  • Understand water treatment plants and its parts
  • Recognize sampling protocols for various chemicals and materials

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Pre-Test
  • The different types of water treatment plants
  • What are the significant parameters?
  • Physical Parameters
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • color
  • chloride content
  • conductivity
  • Dissolved and Fixed Solids Measurement and Particle sizing
  • Organic Contaminants
  • Field measurement & rapid techniques

Day 2

  • Understanding your water treatment plant and its parts
  • membrane plants
  • thermal desalination plants
  • Sampling Protocols for various chemicals and materials
  • Making sure that your sample is representative
  • Detailed considerations for analyses
  • Preparing and storing the sample
  • Labeling the sample for feedback
  • Managing the paperwork blizzard of a modern laboratory
  • The value of duplicate and replicate analyses
  • Analysis of Metals, sensitivity, conditioning and sample preparation
  • AA Techniques and Sensitivity
  • Colormetric Techniques
  • ICP Techniques
  • Field Techniques and their reliability and accuracy

Day 3

  • Organic Analyses
  • Sample Cleanup and Prep
  • Equipment and its accuracy
  • Analysis by GC
  • Analysis by GC/MS
  • Analysis by colormetric techniques

Day 4

  • Ranges for Recovery
  • Duplicates & Spikes
  • Monitoring instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Corrosion Measurements
  • Laboratory Management
  • Laboratory Auditing

Day 5

  • Laboratory Safety & Training
  • Personnel Protective Equipment
  • Nuclear Materials & Measurements
  • Other Analyses and their significance
  • Langolier Index
  • Corrosive Waters
  • Conductivity
  • TOC and other continuous monitoring equipment
  • Waste Chemicals and Lab Supplies and Wastes Disposals
  • Post Test

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for operators and laboratory technicians, and microbiologists to help them learn the value of timely feedback from the laboratory and microbiology lab for better operations and control of the plant. Attendees are invited to bring plant and lab details with them to help understand the criticality of feedback and solve problems.

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